Investing in reliable and easy to use storage systems for all the different materials that you use within your factory or warehouse will allow you to keep volatile chemicals and liquids apart and safe using proper oil drum storage racks. By planning appropriate systems to ensure the most effective use of all the space you have at your disposal, you will be able to ensure that as far as possible, you create a much more efficient back end to the production line that you can.
One of the main advantages of using oil drums for storing liquids is that their size makes them a great repository. They are large enough to handle enough of most liquids to ensure that you never run low on stock, and thanks to the standard design parameters that are followed by manufacturers, it is entirely possible to create standard oil drum storage racks that you know will fit any drums that you use perfectly.
The main problem for any one planning a storage unit is making the best possible use of the space that is available. While no architect ever completely ignores the storage area, it is often given less of a priority than the main production areas of a facility, and with this in mind, getting the most out of it is always an important part of the planning. While some people advocate having lower stock levels, and operating a "just in time" solution to stock, this system can easily fall down, especially with chemicals or materials that are used in large quantities, and with this in mind, most facilities have a lot of full drums around with different materials inside them. While it is possible to simply stand the drums around, and stack them one on top of another, this is a poor use of space, and can make it very difficult to get the one that you want without a great deal of effort. Oil drum storage racks are designed to allow 55 gallon drums to be stacked one on top of another while remaining horizontal. This allows for easy loading and unloading from the rack using the standard fork lift, and also ensures that you are able to see the labels on each drum without having to climb over big vertical stacks and risk injury.
One of the other important factors in the design of an oil drum storage rack is that it uses the shape of the drum and the weight of the drum to make the whole structure more secure. Row is stacked upon row, and the racks hold them apart, using the curve of each drum in the stack to support the others, and prevent unwanted movement at any time. The stack and the number of drums being stored can be varied as required, and the whole solution is completely modular, so you just need to add more racks as your stock increases.
By using high quality materials throughout the construction of each of the oil drum storage rack units, and combining this with a hard wearing powder finish, we have created a product that will last you well, and ensure that you are able to plan long term solutions to your plans that can grow with you.